Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities have several programs that can help you and your family with the cost of Easter Seals Ontario Camp or sports and activities in your community.
The recently announced Jumpstart Sports Relief Program funding of $12 million dollars includes grants to help sports organizations that have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The funding builds on an investment of $8 million dollars in September 2020 and includes the Para Sport Jumpstart Fund that provides funding to support quality sport and physical activity programs that provide positive introductory and early competition Para Sport experiences.
This initiative is in addition to a number of initiatives to support children and youth with disabilities to take part in community sports and recreation programs. The goal of all the Jumpstart programs is to reduce barriers and promote full participation in community activity, sports or summer camps. Programs include the Individual Child Grants of up to $300 for the cost of recreation, as well as funding for sports equipment.
Families can sign-up for Jumpstart through their online application process. Eligible families will receive the funds from their local community chapter. Families have the opportunity to apply multiple times per year for a maximum of $300 per program, and $600 every year. Funding can assist with registration in camps, such as Easter Seals Ontario accessible camps, local swim programs, sports teams, and other programs that promote a healthy active lifestyle. Kids, age 4 to 18 from families in financial need, can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and transportation.
Check Jumpstart Programs for all of the grants available for individuals and groups.